AIDS United Statement on Preservation of Six Protected Classes in Final Medicare Part D Rule

Washington, DC — “AIDS United is grateful that the final Medicare Part D rule released by the Trump Administration today will continue guaranteeing access to the treatments that enrollees living with HIV depend on for their health and their lives. Part D’s six protected classes allow enrollees living with HIV and other serious conditions like cancer and mental health disorders to access the specific treatment their doctor deems most appropriate without interruption. AIDS United thanks the Trump Administration for listening to the concerns of all those that would have been affected by this change, as well as the thousands of advocates who responded to the proposed rule change with letters and phone calls to Department of Health and Human Services and Congress. We look forward to working with the Administration and Congress to build on the momentum and support behind our collective efforts to end the HIV epidemic by 2030.”

CONTACT:   Kyle Murphy, (202) 577-3430



AIDS United’s mission is to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. through strategic grant-making, capacity building, and policy. AIDS United works to ensure access to life-saving HIV care and prevention services and to advance sound HIV-related policy for U.S. populations and communities most impacted by the epidemic. To date, our strategic grant-making initiatives have directly funded more than $104 million to local communities and have leveraged more than $117 million in additional investments for programs that include, but are not limited to HIV prevention, access to care, capacity building, harm reduction and advocacy.